The value of being a Christian may be observed when one is passing through the pleasant seasons of life. A Christian can have things go well without arrogantly thinking he did it all himself. He can prosper without becoming selfish and greedy. A Christian can receive blessings with gratitude for the good gifts of God, and use them for the benefit of himself and others.
The value of being a Christian may be observed when one must face those “routine” days of life. A Christian can do the ordinary things which must be done in life without growing weary. He can stick to it and do it well because he is doing it for his Lord. He can continue to fill his place in life while he waits for the Lord.
The value of being a Christian may be observed when one must pass through the rough seas of life. A Christian does not panic amidst difficulty as though all life were coming apart. Neither does he grow bitter as if God had forsaken him. Instead, he commits himself to the care of his Lord and lets his hope serve as an anchor for his soul.
As Frank C. Huston put it in the old song: “It pays to serve Jesus whate’er betide; It pays to be true whate’er you may do; ‘Tis riches of mercy in Him to abide; It pays to serve Jesus each day.”